Stockholm is Sizzling
At this year’s Stockholm Design Week, the Swedish capital greeted us with surprisingly gentle temperatures. However, the exhibitions and events around town – more than 400 this year – were anything but lukewarm.
Here are the exhibitions that will be inspiring us for a long time to come.
Text and photography: Magnus Wittbjer and Micha van Dinther
The Sculptor’s Residence
Swedish brand Dux and Danish brand Menu collaboration with Danish design firm Norm Architects was the take of the town, and invited hoards of visitors into a fictional artist’s well-curated apartment. The personal and airy space featured artwork by Nicholas Shurey, Sofia Tufvasson and Atelier Armand.
Kitchen newcomer Cupboards & Goods offers handmade, tailor-made and pre-assembled kitchens made in Sweden, and temporarily took over Pom & Flora’s Studio to create an exhibition that focused around a kitchen and colour collection created in collaboration with Carl Larsson-gården, the former home and studio of the celebrated Swedish artist. We’ve had the pleasure of working with the innovative brand’s launch, and can’t wait to show more shortly!
The brainchild of Hanna Nova Beatice, Swedish interior design magazine Residence’s former editor-in-chief, Ted Space is named after her and partner Matti Carlsson’s toddler son. The intimate yet ultra cool Östermalm apartment featured work by A Part, Cappelin Dimyr, Frama, Anton Alvarez and Jenny Nordberg (to name just a few), and set design was by Kråkvik D’Orazio and styling by Sophia Bratt.
Yet another project by Nova Beatrice was The Archive, set in the 400 year old Swedish National Archives building. The historic edifice hosted an exhibition that brought together work from Denmark and Japan – the brands on display were Ariake, Le Klint, Arita 2016/ and personal favourite Friends & Founders. The amazing space was styled by Annaleena Leino.